602 pieces of microplastic was the final count for yesterday’s collection! This is a very sad and disturbing number.
With great weather conditions, I started my day of swimming with Gonzo and Mark on the dinghy. At my first food break, Gonzo welcomed me by saying: “Today, we have on the menu soup, bread and water, what would you like?” On my first break, I often just get some water since I am still digesting my big breakfast. The next breaks, I have the usual soup, bread and water. Before resuming swimming I take a full mouth of water and blow it through my snorkel to rinse it.
Other than the two albatrosses that landed near us during one of my breaks and the lonely fish that followed me right below the streamline during my last hour, I was alone.
We don’t see those packs of whales and dolphins anymore and the crew doesn’t catch any fish when they put the fishing lines out in the evening. We are maybe too far from the coast now.
Today we were a little north of the current and we tried to swim south-east to get to it. But still, after 9 hours of swimming, we hadn’t reached it. Maybe tomorrow?
Sunny (could coverage 2/8)
Wind speed: 5 kts
Wind direction: NE
Waves height: 0.3m
Waves direction: NE
Water temperature: 29.3°C